Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: BI/ Nº 003/2019, 25-01-2019 – PCIF/SSI/0194/2017 – RESCuE-TOOL
Funding Reference Number: BI/ Nº 003/2019, 25-01-2019 – PCIF/SSI/0194/2017 – RESCuE-TOOL
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project Radio coverage for emergency communication systems to operate under critical wildfire environments PCIF/SSI/0194/2017– RESCuE-TOOL, funded by FCT/MCTES. The work for this position is in the area of programming, mapping tools and applications (apps) development for radio coverage analysis and optimisation.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lr
Admission Requirements: MSc degree in Computer Science, Mobile Computing or Telecommunication Engineering, with experience in mobile computing and mapping tools.
Work Objectives: The work addresses the development of a simulation framework to provide real-time radio coverage monitoring in the presence of wildfires, to advise and alert the emergency ground forces for new and existing radio exclusion zones. This includes the development of a demonstrator (interactive App) for emergency ground forces to use for mission-critical intelligence.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Leiria, under the supervision of Professors Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha and Nuno Ricardo Cordeiro Leonor.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1 of March 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha
Nuno Ricardo Cordeiro Leonor
Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Leiria The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate).
Application Period: 07-02-2019 to 20-02-2019
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 25-01-2019